Don't get me wrong, I have been sewing - mostly in preparation for events to come later in the year and a few wardrobe pieces for my everyday life. I just haven't been out in costume much. I suppose it didn't help that we've had a real stinker of a summer in Queensland this year and I just really don't like getting into my costumes and sweating the entire while.
That being said, I did manage to attend one day of Gold Coast Supanova back in April. Budgetary constraints due to evil dental work meant that I didn't have the funds for a whole weekend of accommodation and convention, but it was still nice to make it down for the day. I myself didn't take a whole lot of photos, but there have been a good number come out from the photographers in attendance.
See, the thing is, I was part of a cosplay group. My first big group actually. And it was great fun to be a part of something with a bunch of fantastic cosplayers. Our group was the DC Bombshells based on the alternate cover art by Ant Lucia. As you can see from the photos below, we had a good number of cosplayers in the group. I chose to do Black Canary. I had already collected a few pieces of fabric for the costume last year, so I jumped at the chance to whip it up and participate. Of course, it wasn't quite as simple as "whipping" it up. Embroidery, tailoring a few patterns, corsetry (to give a lovely silhouette), wig, props. The list never ends! But I am incredibly pleased with how the costume came out and I can't wait to wear it again and maybe shoot it in a nightclub style scene.
And our Group: